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Who won the Republican presidential debate? – Roger Simon – POLITICO.com

Who won the Republican presidential debate? – Roger Simon – POLITICO.com.

Issues? Who can run the country? The language of democracy? Hey, that’s not what we are about. We are all about who won.

Here is who won – – and lost – – the first major Republican debate, which was broadcast by CNN from Manchester, N.H., on Monday night. It is guaranteed accurate to three decimal places.

Read the full story here: Politico

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Palinism

“a philosophy delivered without a passport and with a view (on a clear day) of Russia”, quoted from The New York Times

“From an inspirational notion, however flawed in execution, that has buttressed the global spread of liberty, American exceptionalism has morphed into the fortress of those who see themselves threatened by ‘one-worlders’ (read Barack Obama) and who believe it’s more important to know how to dress moose than find Mumbai.”

ibid.


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Palintology

the science dealing with Alaska’s first female governor and US VP nominee, Sarah Palin

found here

and also referred to in The Los Angeles Times

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a human being after all

“Occasionally, I am a human being like everyone else.” – Hillary Clinton on why she “mis-spoke” by claiming to have landed in Tuzla in Bosnia under sniper fire when she hadn’t.

quoted from: The Economist, March 29, 2008, online edition

Now, did she “mis-speak” again, or did she really mean to say that she is human only occasionally?

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latte liberals

a (somewhat derogatroy and dismissive) term used by the Clinton campaign to describe the young and better educated among Barack Obama’s followers

Another term for Mr Obama’s followers is “Starbucks Democrats” whereas, in Chris Lehane’s wording, Mrs Clinton’s followers could be called “Dunkin’Donuts Democrats; cf. The New York Times

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Bush & McCain

President Bush pledged Sunday to assist Sen. John McCain’s campaign for the presidency assuming he wins the Republican Party nomination.”

cf. Los Angeles Times

I’m wondering what McCain thinks about that offer – if he really thinks it’s a help??!! Or if it might have all the potential to finally destroy his hopes for the presidency.

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I’ve always known …

… that politics is a gamble, but caucus sites in a Las Vegas casino? Doesn’t that make it a little too obvious?

cf. The Washington Post, “In Vegas, Politics Comes to The Strip: Caucus Sites in Casinos Become A Flash Point”

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intricacies of voting

It always amazes me how intricate and, for a foreigner like me, (unnecessarily) complicated the regulations for the primaries – and elections, at that – are in the US, cf. the NYT on the primaries in New Hampshire:

“By midday, Anne Edwards, the associate attorney general, said her office had received about 30 voter-related complaints. Most were from people who were undeclared the last time they voted but had forgotten to change back to independent and now were forced to vote on whichever ticket they had chosen last time.”

quoted from: The New York Times

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Trading presidential candidates …

… or their chances at Intrade.

Somehow it looks like a stock exchange for presidential candidates:

“Here’s how Intrade works: A contract that would pay $10 if Mr. Obama won the nomination was trading for abou $4.40 on Friday morning. That suggests traders collectively thought he had about a 44 chance.”

cf. The New York Times

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Should presidential candidates have their brains scanned?

That’s what Daniel Engber asks in Slate Magazine, when he discusses a recent proposal by Daniel G Amen. I was wondering if he reallly wants to imply that they have brains to be examined in the first place.

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